Quick, name an actor who has played Dracula, Sherlock Holmes, and Zorro. Okay, the title gives the truth away but Frank Langella has played all those parts and so many more.
He is best known for his portrayal of the 37th President of the United States, Richard M. Nixon, in the film (and play) Frost/Nixon. That role found him nominated for both an Oscar and a Tony. He would go on to win four Tony awards for his roles in Frost/Nixon, The Father, Seascape, and Fortune’s Fool.
However, despite his success as a mainstream actor, Langella has gone on to perform in several nerd-centric roles.
Here are just a few of the noteworthy parts he played that brought him to the notice of nerds everywhere.
In the seven seasons aired so far, Archer has seen a truly diverse range of adventures for the espionage gang reluctant known as The Figgis Agency. Spies, independent intelligence contractors and, for brief period that wasn’t really all that brief, drug lords, the team returned to what they’re best at: cleaning up after the mishaps of the World’s Most Dangerous Spy, Sterling Archer. The seventh season saw the gang take on job after job, with a mystery hanging over them all the while that came to climax in a deadly cliffhanger that will finally be resolved this spring. (more…)
The seven seasons of Archer that have been broadcast so far have provided one hell of a rollercoaster ride through the exciting lives of the espionage experts of what is now The Figgis Agency. After a bit of a wobble in the middle when it seemed like the gang were heading in a completely different direction, the seventh season had all the ingredients that made Archer so addictive in the first place and it felt like they might just go on forever, solving mysteries and causing havoc and dealing cocaine. Maybe one day baby AJ would take up her parents’ explosive mantle and it really would go on indefinitely… (more…)
The seventh season finale of Archer concluded on the kind of cliffhanger that left fans at a total loss to guess where the show was going next. It seemed a very real possibility that the next chapter of the ex-spy now private eye’s story would be left to the annals of fan fiction. It was the kind of ending that could’ve been an epic blaze of glory that had people talking for a long, long time. Perhaps a fitting end to the world’s crudest spy. (more…)
After six seasons of intrigue, espionage and a brief stint drug dealing, the Archer crew returns to cause just as much mayhem ever. The seventh season sees the team returned to their old ways under the new guise of The Figgis Agency, following the dissolution of all previous business attempts. Now full time – but unqualified – private dicks, begrudgingly working underneath Cyril, they embark upon a season-long mystery that takes them into the circles of movie stars and the clutches of murderous clowns. (more…)
The last episode of Archer season 7 has just been released. It has truly upheld the Archer style with its signature humour spanning the grim to the immature and always explosive. It has had an epic run already, only slightly dented by its rocky coming of age period during the confusing fifth season, Archer: Vice. Producers Matt Thompson and Adam Reed have no intention of letting down those fans that are eager for more. (more…)
A few weeks ago, FX launched the seventh season of Archer. For anyone who has been living under a rock for the past seven years, the animated comedy follows the explosive, often drug fuelled misadventures of the World’s Most Dangerous Spy, Sterling Archer. Working for his domineering mother’s organisation, the International Secret Intelligence Service, Archer and his colleagues delve into the darkest intrigues of national security, blundering their way through shoot-outs and drunken orgies with the world’s most wanted criminals. (more…)
There has never been a better time for campy shows starring unencumbered male bravado than the 80s. Shifting easily between light-heartedness and ultimate danger, a perfect balance of sweat and body hair was achieved in shows like MacGyver, Miami Vice, Hawaii Five-O, The A-Team, and Knight Rider. But there was one show that excelled at the genre, one show that made mustachioed car jumps over the other ones; that show was Magnum, P.I., starring Tom Selleck. It’s no wonder then that FX‘s Archer, a show satirically steeped in that same overwhelming male bravado, would choose Magnum, P.I. as the template for a promo spot. FX has released a new teaser for Archer‘s upcoming seventh season. It’s a shot-for-shot remake of the opening credits of Magnum, P.I. and it is glorious. Check it out below!
Featuring some of the most memorable moments from his time on Archer, FX has put together a memorial montage video tribute to the late legendary screen and voice-over actor George Coe. Coe voiced Archer’s butler, Woodhouse, and the two characters’ relationship was never anything short of hilarious.
It’s just over a month now till the beginning of San Diego Comic Con. It’s Nerd Christmas! Or Nerd Hanukkah! Or Nerd Eid! Whatever your religious persuasion, it’s that time of year when the nerdy amongst us get a lot of presents in the form of previews, teases, and panels for all our favorite things across comics, TV, movies, and video games. As we inch ever closer, many media companies are releasing what they have planned for this year’s Comic Con, and today’s news is courtesy of DC Entertainment, and the cable channels FX and Starz. So if you want to get all the latest on Supergirl, or the second season of The Strain, or the upcoming adventures of Ash Vs. Evil Dead, mark your calenders with the info provided below. (more…)